Claire, the owner & founder of Hello Mindful. Claire is an experienced meditator & her main practice is Mindfulness meditation. She spent a year at the Sussex Mindfulness Centre (part of the Sussex NHS foundation trust) training to teach Mindfulness based approaches. This included Mindfulness based stress reduction and Mindfulness based cognitive therapy.
Claire is accredited & is a member of BAMBA, British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches. Since qualifying as a Mindfulness facilitator/teacher Claire keeps up her professional development by attending workshops, seminars, retreats & further Mindfulness teacher training. Online & in person through Sussex Mindfulness centre & Oxford Mindfulness centre. Claire also likes to keep up to date by reading the latest books & research papers.
Since qualifying Claire has been teaching in the community &online to the general public, groups who self identify as having a disability, carers, clients engaging with a local mental health charity & groups of people struggling with addiction.
Before training in Mindfulness Claire had a long career in Mental health nursing, specialising in addiction & forensic psychiatry.
Claire lives in Hove with her partner & her dog, Puddin. Claire is a mitr at the Brighton Buddhist centre
Hi I’m Claire, welcome to the hello mindful website,
thanks for taking
the time to stop by.
I never really thought mindfulness was for me, it was for ‘those’
people. You know, ‘those’ people...the ones who have their lives in
order, are never flustered or frustrated & appear to have everything
in perfect balance.
Well that certainly wasn’t me, my life & health was out of control & I
couldn’t see a way out of the thick fog that seemed to envelop me..
It wasn’t until I stumbled across a free mindfulness drop in class that I
realised anyone could access the benefits of mindfulness, even me.
When I sat, closed my eyes & listened to the guidance from the teacher,
it was then I experienced something close to peace & the fog started
to shift slightly for the first time in a long time.
From then on I became engrossed in this transformative practice and
after attending my first 8 week course it soon became my way of life.
So I decided to train to teach mindfulness to share valuable tools
learned through my experience & education. I get so much joy &
fulfilment from facilitating people’s learning & mindfulness journey.
Watching people develop & flourish as they tap into the benefits of
this practice is a feeling like no other.
I am passionate about Mindfulness & am keen that everyone who
wants to experience it has the chance to,
so I’ve put accessibility, affordability & inclusivity at the heart of
Hope to see you online soon
Take care, Claire